Cadillac Casting pioneers cryotherapy as free employee benefit

AFS Corporate Member Cadillac Casting (Cadillac, Michigan) is believed to have become the first company in America known to provide cryotherapy as a free employee benefit, helping its staff recover from the physical demands of working in an iron foundry.

The company provides unlimited access to its 400 employees and their spouses to sessions in an Impact Cryotherapy Cryosauna that is operated by Pine Grove Athletic Club (Cadillac, Michigan).

Dan Minor, chairman, Cadillac Casting, experienced the physical benefits of Impact Cryotherapy himself and quickly determined that cryosauna treatments should be available to his employees at no cost to them. The price for a cryotherapy session for regular Pine Grove members is $50.

“There are numerous medical benefits of cryotherapy,” said Minor, who provided the cryosauna to the club. “And if Impact Cryotherapy is so beneficial to athletes, why not make it available to the industrial employee who might work 50 hours a week? It was just the right thing to do. And we would like to see what we’re doing at Cadillac Casting be an example to the rest of America: For every sports team, there are hundreds of industrial companies.”

Using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness, Impact cryosaunas provide whole-body cryotherapy as a fast and effective alternative to traditional ice baths. The treatments direct controlled applications of temperatures down to -184F, which alleviates pain and soreness, boost recovery from workouts, improve mental well-being, assist in weight management, and help whole-body wellness in many other ways.

Cadillac Casting is believed to be the first manufacturer in the world to provide such care, which previously has been widely available only to professional and college athletes, patients at hospitals and chiropractic offices, and in other limited settings.

Chad Finnegan, vice president of business development for Impact, said Minor is helping “bring cryotherapy to the front lines of the day-to-day aches and pains of working Americans, where there are millions of candidates for the benefits of this therapy.”